Operation Overlord

                                                                                  

 

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The Rams Island Heritage Project is an undertaking of the River Bann and Lough Neagh Association Company.

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Operation Overlord

Pontoons Launched At Toome

Pontoons Launched At Toome

Pontoons Towed to Sandy Bay by Barge

Digger on way to Rams

Digger on way to Rams

Digger on way to Rams

Dumper on way to Rams

Stone for paths

Stone for paths loaded at Sandy Bay

Stone for paths on way to Rams

Stone for paths on way to Rams

Stone for paths on way to Rams

Stone for paths on way to Rams

Stone landing at Rams

Stone landing at Rams

Stone landing at Rams

Stone landing at Rams

Jetty sections at Toome

Jetty sections at Toome

Jetty sections on Sandy Bay Barge

Jetty sections on Sandy Bay Barge

Jetty materials

Jetty sections

Jetty sections

Jetty sections

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Our plans for the Island involve the use of skilled and unskilled volunteers where possible to attain our stated aims and objectives. We need volunteers young and old, able-bodied or disabled for a multitude of tasks large and small i.e. fundraising, clearing and rebuilding paths, bird watching, tree planting, invasive species removal, volunteer warden and general conservation work.

If you are interested in any of these tasks above and wish to join us in this project as a volunteer click here to download an application form to become a member or click here to email us. We are looking for volunteers to join us in a hands on approach. Skilled or unskilled are welcome. New skills can be learnt on this project. 

 telephone 07715368050

 

 

In June 2004 a tree fell on the OíNeillís summerhouse on the Island and caused considerable damage to the structure of the house. After discussion with Lord OíNeill and the Natural and Built Heritage Departments of the Environment and Heritage Service it was decided to remove the tree from the house and the trees growing out of and around the house by volunteer members. To facilitate these operations members carried out temporary repairs to the McGarry Jetty.

 Summer 2004

Volunteer members clearing around house and repairing jetty

Clearing Trees

Clearing Trees

Clearing Trees

Clearing Trees

Cleared Path

Cleared Path

Repairing Jetty

Repairing Jetty

Repairing Jetty

January 2005

In late January 2005 volunteers pollarded a lime tree beside the round tower as the branches of the tree were growing against the tower. (This was done after taking advice from E.H.S. Built Heritage.) As the tower is on top of a very steep bank it was decided not to remove the tree as the roots of the tree are helping to stabilise the steep bank. Through time we will pollard all the  trees along the  bank as they are all quite tall and susceptible to being blown over in strong winds. This has happened in the past and the trees that have fallen have taken the bank with them. The avenue of trees is around 200 years old and we would not like to loose any more of them.

Tree Growing Against Tower

Tree Growing Against Tower

Arriving at Island

Setting up

Cutting Branches

Clearing Up

Cutting Branches

Clearing Up

View from Top of Tree

Too Late For Sweet Chestnut

Visitors In Tower

Tower Out of Danger

 

 

This Beech Tree is dead and  our next job is to remove it as it is threatening the House and Tower. It was a branch from this tree that fell on the house last summer. However the tree cannot be removed until we have confirmation that there are no bats hibernating in it.

If you wish to volunteer for any future events on the Island please contact us

 

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